Book tour announcement!

My new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, is coming out on September 3rd, and I’ll be going on a short book tour! (Full information for each stop is included at the bottom of this post.)

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How to invite me to your town

Don’t see your city on the list? You can invite me! I’ll be adding one more US stop to my tour based on the results of a challenge.

The challenge: Write the best story using nothing but book covers.

Arrange the titles of your favorite books into sentences that tell a story, assemble a single continuous line of people holding up the covers, and take a photo or video documenting your feat. You can make the story as long as you want, but each book needs to be held by a different human.

Example 2

Creative grammar is fine, and you’ll get extra credit for including as many books and people as possible.

Example 1

Once your photo or video entry is ready, share it in one of two ways:

Submit your entry between June 10 and July 31. Make sure to include your location (city/state, US only) so we know where to find you! The winner will be announced in August.

Questions? Email howtoxkcd@gmail.com with QUESTION in the subject line!

Full tour information

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
CAMBRIDGE, MA
7:00 PM | HARVARD SCIENCE CENTER presented by HARVARD BOOKSTORE
Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tickets and information

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4
WASHINGTON, DC
7:00 PM | SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL presented by POLITICS & PROSE
Meeting House, 3825 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016
Tickets and information

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5
NEW YORK, NY
7:00 PM | COOPER UNION presented by STRAND BOOK STORE
E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Tickets and information

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6
ANN ARBOR, MI
7:00 PM | RACKHAM AUDITORIUM presented by LITERATI BOOKSTORE
915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tickets and information

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
PORTLAND, OR
7:30 PM | POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Event information coming soon! Click here to pre-order the book with Powell’s.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9
SEATTLE, WA
7:00 PM | THIRD PLACE BOOKS
17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Tickets and information

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
7:30 PM | FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BERKELEY presented by KPFA and PEGASUS BOOKS
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets and information

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11
SANTA CRUZ, CA
7:00 PM | SANTA CRUZ BIBLE CHURCH presented by BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ
440 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Tickets and information

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12
LOS ANGELES, CA
8:00 PM | ARATANI THEATER presented by LIVE TALKS LA
244 S. San Pedro Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets and information

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7:00 PM | LIBBY GARDNER HALL @ UNIVERSITY OF UTAH presented by WELLER BOOK WORKS & UTAH TRIANGLE FRATERNITY
1375 Presidents’ Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Tickets and information

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16
KANSAS CITY, MO
7:00 PM | UNITY TEMPLE ON THE PLAZA presented by RAINY DAY BOOKS
707 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112
Tickets and information

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17
CINCINNATI, OH
7:00 PM | JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18
LOUISVILLE, KY
7:00 PM | LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY presented by CARMICHAEL’S BOOKSTORE
301 York Street, Louisville, KY 40203
RSVP/more information

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19
RALEIGH, NC
7:00 PM | HUNT LIBRARY @ NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY presented by QUAILRIDGE BOOKS
1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606
Tickets and information